Best Jazz Band

Quentin Baxter Trio

As a major figure in the College of Charleston’s music program, drummer Quentin Baxter serves as an effective mentor. Off campus, this cool cat is a well-respected and vital character in the local jazz community. His trio specializes in a loose, cool style of improv and interpretation — from classic swing and bebop to more contemporary styles and arrangements.

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